2008 Lanson Gold Label Champagne

Steady bubble stream. Sliced red apple, lemon, cherry, raspberry, chalky, mineral. crisp. Fresh dough, tart red fruit finish. Check back in 5 years.

Blend: 53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay

Consume: now-2038
Purchase: $102

Score: 92 points

Founded in 1760 by Francis Delamotte, and in 1798 handed operations to his son Nicolas-Louis. He was a Knight of the Order of Malta, and introduced the Maltese Cross as an emblem on the label.

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